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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals
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Palaniswami today, said, "My 28 years of struggle is now bearing fruit. Today I met Chief Minister he assured me that all the convicts would be released after the governor accepts our recommendation.
BRUSSELS, May 20 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament's (EP) Committee on Budgets praised Friday Jordan's and Lebanon's efforts in hosting respectively 650,000 and 1.1 million refugees as "considerable" and said the EU aid to these two Arab countries is bearing fruit. The statement came after an eight-member delegation of the Committee visited Jordan and Lebanon from May 15-19 to report on how EU funding for both countries, intended to help them cope with the refugee crisis and to foster development cooperation, as well as supporting UNRWA's budget.
"Unlike what some are saying, dialogue between Future and Speaker Berri is bearing fruit and we hope to develop it in a way that covers all divisive issues because it is the only way to solve them, on top of which the issue of the presidency of the republic," he said.
Gideon Ben-Tovim, Chair of Liverpool PCT said: "This is extremely encouraging news, and shows that the city's continuing efforts to create a smokefree culture are bearing fruit."
LEEDS director of rugby Andy Key believes his side's hard work this season is only now fully bearing fruit.
At last my cunning plan to opt for a low-income job is bearing fruit.